Allure of the Seas-Sept. 30, 2012 My Experience

#41
Virginia Beach, VA.
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So, the cabins are ready at 1:00pm as advertised. Off I go to find my cabin. My cabin was a JS Deck 11 starboard (right side for you land lubbers ) cabin 11632 on the aft hump. Upon locating and entering my cabin I found the bottle of champagne that I had pre-ordered, my Meet&Mingle invitation, and the days Cruise Compass. My cabin:







The view from my balcony.

My hallway. Long isn't it??
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#42
Washington State
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I can't wait to see the rest of your review. We will be on Allure this Sunday. We were also just upgraded to a JS from oceanview cabin. It will be our first JS I hope you will be posting pictures of your cabin. I am so excited.
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#43
Virginia Beach, VA.
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Well, it's late. I have to work early in the AM and I think I have gotten off to a good start. Tune in tomorrow afternoon when I hope to be able to continue my report. G'night!
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#44
snow :)
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Awesome, great start.

What a nice way to start the day.

Now gotta get ready for work.

Sea ya!!!

Safe travels.

Sue and crew
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#45
ChCh, New Zealand
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Joined Dec 2010
Hi Harold

Enjoying your review for our bedtime reading.
Awesome pictures. You are doing a great job.

Sherie & George
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MSC Musica July 2015 - Italy and Greek Islands
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Allure of the Seas September 2013 - Eastern Caribbean
Allure of the Seas September 2013 - Western Caribbean
Rhapsody of the Seas January 2013 - South Pacific
Freedom of the Seas October 2011 - Western Caribbean
Superstar Virgo April 2010- Singapore, Malaysia & Thailand
#46
Jacksonville, FL
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Joined May 2010
What a fabulous review! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your cruise with us!
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#47
Virginia Beach, VA.
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Good morning folks. I'm getting ready to start my shift at the firehouse. I'll be back with more of my review later today. Have a nice day!
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#48
Yorktown, VA
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This is a great review. We leave on the Allure November 4th and I can't wait. We are also from Southeast VA (Yorktown). Looking forward to seeing more!
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#49
Connecticut
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FANTASTIC!!! Thank you so much for sharing your cruise with us!!!

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Completed 13 cruises so far...
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#50
Long Island, NY
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Awesome review!

(We love that Embassy Suites, too!)
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139 nights at sea (81 with RCI):
RCCL Anthem of the Seas (7 nights NJ to Bahamas) 3/19/17
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RCCL Anthem of the Seas (3 nights sampler NJ cruise to nowhere) 3/4/16
RCCL Liberty of the Seas (5 nights NJ to Bermuda) 10/17/15
RCCL Quantum of the Seas (3 nights inaugural sampler NJ cruise to nowhere) 11/18/14
Celebrity Summit (7 nights NJ to Bermuda) 8/17/14
Celebrity Summit (7 nights NJ to Bermuda) 8/25/13
RCCL Jewel of the Seas (7 nights Southern - Barbados route) 5/25/13
RCCL Explorer of the Seas (9 nights NJ to Bermuda, Labadee, San Juan and St Maarten) 5/24/12
RCCL Explorer of the Seas (7 nights NJ to Bahamas - New Years cruise) 12/30/11
RCCL Allure of the Seas (7 nights Eastern Caribbean) 8/21/11
Caribbean Princess (9 nights NY to Bermuda, St Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk) 7/29/10 REVIEW
Caribbean Princess (7 nights Canada/New England) 8/24/08 REVIEW
RCCL Mariner of the Seas (7 nights Western Caribbean) 8/26/07 REVIEW
RCCL Mariner of the Seas (7 nights Eastern Caribbean) 8/20/06
Carnival Miracle (7 nights NY to Bahamas) 6/26/04 REVIEW
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RCCL Explorer of the Seas (7 nights Western Caribbean) 8/17/02
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#53
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Harold,
Thanks so much for taking the time. Great start! I am going on the Oasis in just about 2 weeks and I can't get enough Oasis Class pictures and reviews... "many an hour" reading and perusing the boards, as you put it... I am looking forward to reading the rest. Thanks!
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RCCL Explorer of the Seas - October 2013 (Cruising w/Friends)
RCCL Explorer of the Seas- October 2014 (20th Anniversary Getaway)
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#54
Virginia Beach, VA.
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Hi folks. I'm on my lunch break so I'll try and squeeze in a little more.
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#55
Connecticut
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Originally posted by eng23
hi folks. I'm on my lunch break so i'll try and squeeze in a little more.

yay!!!

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#56
Virginia Beach, VA.
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After checking out my cabin and unloading my carry on bag I made a request to my cabin attendant for more ice. Gotta keep that champagne cold . My checked luggage had yet to arrive so I headed off to the upper decks to do some more looking around.
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#57
Virginia Beach, VA.
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Upon reaching the deck I spied our neighbor for the day:


Carnival Freedom was at Port Everglades also. Small ship isn't it?
As you can see the weather was beautiful which means we are going to have a great sailaway. Next up will be the muster drill, I did not take any pictures of that as I was paying attention to the safety briefing.
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#58
Virginia Beach, VA.
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As sailaway was approaching the last thing to do was the muster drill. As this was my first time on this class of ship I knew the drill would be different from my previous cruises. I already knew life jackets were not required. As usual you report to the muster station indicated on your Seapass card. Most of the muster stations on the Allure are indoors with the exception of the Aqua Theater. My muster station was the Champagne Bar on the Promenade Deck 5. For those who are used to reporting to a lifeboat station and looking for the numbered sign overhead be prepared for something different here. On the Promenade there are crew members wearing vests and holding lettered/numbered signs. These signs indicate the location of your station on your Seapass. There are different locations throughout the Promenade designated as muster stations. Thanks to a competitor of Royal Caribbean the drills are a bit different. I noticed that there was no life vest in my cabin and I was told there are none in any cabin. All life jackets are now located at the muster stations. Part of the outcome of the Concordia disaster is that many people tried to go to their cabins to get life vests instead of going to their muster station, this caused some people to get trapped or lost/cutoff by the rising water in the ship. The cruiselines now want people to go directly to their stations and life vests are issued there and there are enough for everyone.

So, once the drill starts you report to your station where your Seapass card is scanned. Once everyone is accounted for you will watch a video and receive instructions on the process if the lifeboats need to be used as well as how to wear your life vest. The captain will speak briefly and then you are done.
Up next is the sailaway.
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#59
Austin, TX
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Wait. You are already up to 3 pages???

I was traveling yesterday, so today is catch-up day. Subscribing now and I'll go back to read. Thanks for doing a review. I can't wait to read it!!
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#60
Virginia Beach, VA.
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Muster drill is complete it's time to sailaway! After the drill I headed straight to my cabin to grab the champagne for sailaway. When I get to the cabin I find my luggage has arrived. How nice, I quickly do a bachelor unpack maneuver, unzip, open, dump. Can't have wrinkled clothes you know. Off I head to the Wipe Out Bar for our roll call desiganted sailaway venue. Upon arriving at the Wipe Out we are already underway and our group is still arriving from the muster drill. Here are a couple of shots of the group:



The champagne was enjoyed by all!
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